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The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English

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The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art
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The gallery of miracles and madness
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insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art
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Charlie English
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The untold story of Hitler's war on "degenerate" artists and the mentally ill that served as a model for the 'Final Solution'. "Dazzling ... Richly wrought and deeply researched, it's also a salient reminder to beware of pseudoscience."--Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire and The Great Pretender As a veteran of the First World War, and an expert in art history and medicine, Hans Prinzhorn was uniquely placed to explore the connection between art and madness. The work he collected--ranging from expressive paintings to life-size rag dolls and fragile sculptures made from chewed bread--contained a raw, emotional power, and the book he published about the material inspired a new generation of modern artists, Max Ernst, André Breton, and Salvador Dalí among them. By the mid-1930s, however, Prinzhorn's collection had begun to attract the attention of a far more sinister group. Modernism was in full swing when Adolf Hitler arrived in Vienna in 1907, hoping to forge a career as a painter. Rejected from art school, this troubled young man became convinced that modern art was degrading the Aryan soul, and once he had risen to power he ordered that modern works be seized and publicly shamed in "degenerate art" exhibitions, which became wildly popular. But this culture war was a mere curtain-raiser for Hitler's next campaign, against allegedly "degenerate" humans, and Prinzhorn's artist-patients were caught up in both. By 1941, the Nazis had murdered 70,000 psychiatric patients in killing centers that would serve as prototypes for the death camps of the Final Solution. Dozens of Prinzhorn artists were among the victims. The Gallery of Miracles and Madness is a spellbinding, emotionally resonant tale of this complex and troubling history that uncovers Hitler's wars on modern art and the mentally ill and how they paved the way for the Holocaust. Charlie English tells an eerie story of genius, madness, and dehumanization that offers readers a fresh perspective on the brutal ideology of the Nazi regime
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English, Charlie
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700.94309043
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  • Prinzhorn, Hans
  • Prinzhorn, Hans
  • Prinzhorn, Hans
  • National socialism and art
  • Art and mental illness
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  • Killing of the mentally ill
  • Art and mental illness
  • Art
  • Killing of the mentally ill
  • National socialism and art
  • Germany
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The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English
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The man who jumped in the canal -- A revolutionary for eternal things -- A meeting at Emmendingen -- Dangerous to look at! -- Our sick and troubled times -- Adventures in no-man's land -- Pleasant little pictures -- Dinner with the Bruckmanns -- Glimpses of a transcendental world -- Kunst und Rasse -- The limits of reason -- Cleansing the temple of art -- To be German means to be clear -- The triumph of sterelation -- It cannot be destroyed enough -- Useless eaters -- A bus ride to Grafeneck -- Der Untermensch -- In the madhouse
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The gallery of miracles and madness : insanity, modernism, and Hitler's war on art, Charlie English
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The man who jumped in the canal -- A revolutionary for eternal things -- A meeting at Emmendingen -- Dangerous to look at! -- Our sick and troubled times -- Adventures in no-man's land -- Pleasant little pictures -- Dinner with the Bruckmanns -- Glimpses of a transcendental world -- Kunst und Rasse -- The limits of reason -- Cleansing the temple of art -- To be German means to be clear -- The triumph of sterelation -- It cannot be destroyed enough -- Useless eaters -- A bus ride to Grafeneck -- Der Untermensch -- In the madhouse
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Unabridged
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13 hr., 38 min., 47 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9780593412022
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